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Montezuma

North of Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Preserve and south of Tambor Bay, along a forested sandy bay, Montezuma has numerous beaches, waterfalls, good fishing, seafood, surfing, snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking, and bicycling.

Playa Las Manchas is popular for snorkeling, though you need to be mindful of riptides as you gaze at the parrotfish, rays, puffers, and needlefish. The kids will like exploring the colorful rocks and tide pools at Playa Rocas. Beachfront cantinas, bars, and restaurants are plentiful in Montezuma. Playa de los Artistas on the Montezuma beachfront serves sushi, pizza, and vegetarian dishes by lantern light at driftwood tables on smooth sand floors beneath bamboo lattice ceilings... more

North of Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Preserve and south of Tambor Bay, along a forested sandy bay, Montezuma has numerous beaches, waterfalls, good fishing, seafood, surfing, snorkeling, horseback riding, hiking, and bicycling.

Playa Las Manchas is popular for snorkeling, though you need to be mindful of riptides as you gaze at the parrotfish, rays, puffers, and needlefish. The kids will like exploring the colorful rocks and tide pools at Playa Rocas. Beachfront cantinas, bars, and restaurants are plentiful in Montezuma. Playa de los Artistas on the Montezuma beachfront serves sushi, pizza, and vegetarian dishes by lantern light at driftwood tables on smooth sand floors beneath bamboo lattice ceilings.

Playa Montezuma hosts the fishing fleet. Hike half an hour to the endless sands of Playa Grande to swim, surf, boogie board, or sunbathe nude where the waves are big and the currents less strong. Horseback ride, bike, or hike the beachfront path north towards Playa Cocolito, where El Chorro waterfall tumbles into the rocky ocean. Follow the river upstream from the beach to find more waterfalls for swimming.

Playa Los Cedros, a small scenic beach flanked by a waterfall and large banyan tree near Cabuya, has a right-handed point break favored by experienced surfers when the south swells get going good. The beaches and tropical forests at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula in Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Preserve are protected as a national park. Surf at nearby Mal Pais, Playa Santa Teresa, or Playa Carmen. Surf camps can teach you the basics.

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El Pinto Horseback Riding Expeditions
El Pinto Horseback Riding Expeditions
Owner description: El Pinto Expeditions offers daily specialized private horseback rides in Cabuya(near Montezuma). Beach, Jungle and Overnight Moon rides. The horses are family to us, so we love... more Owner description: El Pinto Expeditions offers daily specialized private horseback rides in Cabuya(near Montezuma). Beach, Jungle and Overnight Moon rides. The horses are family to us, so we love and take good care of them. They are well suited to trail riding, and we care very much about matching people with the right horse. Our speciality is beginner to intermediate level. Marvin gives instructions on techniques for safety & comfort for both the rider & the horse. less
Attraction type: Horseback Riding Stables
Montezuma Falls
Montezuma Falls
Attraction type: Waterfalls
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Additional nearby recommended attractions:

Isla de Cabuya
Isla de Cabuya(Cabuya)
Mar Paraiso Fishing Tours
Mar Paraiso Fishing Tours(Cabuya)
Owner description: Fishing Tours, Snorkeling and Diving around the Peninsula de Nicoya. All-inclusive fishing tours according to the client's needs. We take you to the best fishing spots at the best... more Owner description: Fishing Tours, Snorkeling and Diving around the Peninsula de Nicoya. All-inclusive fishing tours according to the client's needs. We take you to the best fishing spots at the best price. Call us today or send us an e-mail if you want an authentic fishing experience with personal attention. Great for beginners as well as experienced fishermen of all ages. less
Indiana Horse Tours
Indiana Horse Tours
Owner description: Indiana Horse Tours offers a fun and unique way to see Costa Rica! Ride horseback through the scenic back roads of Montezuma to the beautiful secluded waterfalls of Florida (no... more Owner description: Indiana Horse Tours offers a fun and unique way to see Costa Rica! Ride horseback through the scenic back roads of Montezuma to the beautiful secluded waterfalls of Florida (no not the state..ha!). Enjoy a snack of local fruits and drinks while swimming in the falls. It is an experience that you will never forget! We have horses for every level of riding experience. less
Attraction type: Horseback Riding Stables

All places to eat » Places to eat

Ylang Ylang Restaurant
Ylang Ylang Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 32 restaurants in Montezuma
Price: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, Vegan, Vegetarian, International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Cocolores
Cocolores
Ranked #2 of 32 restaurants in Montezuma
Price: $5 - $24
Cuisines: Eclectic
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Puggo's
Puggo's
Ranked #3 of 32 restaurants in Montezuma
Price: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Israeli, International
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

Additional nearby recommended restaurants:

Soda marvin
Soda marvin
Ranked #1 of 6 restaurants in Cabuya
Cuisines: Costa Rican
Cafe Coyote
Cafe Coyote
Ranked #2 of 6 restaurants in Cabuya
Cuisines: Central American

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel bungalows SolyLuna los Almendros.
Hotel bungalows SolyLuna los Almendros.
$50 - $70
Proyecto Lodge
Proyecto Lodge
$12 - $45
Mariposario Montezuma Gardens
Mariposario Montezuma Gardens
$38 - $74
Ranked #3 of 15 Montezuma B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Agua Vista
Agua Vista
$60 - $200
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Hotel Casacolores
Hotel Casacolores
$55 - $67
Ranked #1 of 15 Montezuma B&B and Inns
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Hotel Amor de Mar
Hotel Amor de Mar
$25 - $75
Ranked #4 of 19 hotels in Montezuma

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.